Outside Hitter/Right Side
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
High School: James Madison Memorial
Experience: 1st Year


Academic Honors

  • Spring 2019 President's List
  • Spring 2018 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • Fall 2017 Dean's List
  • Spring 2017 Dean's List


Started 22 of 26 matches and saw action in all 95 sets over the course of the season… Was one of two Panthers to record at least 100 kills and 100 digs… Finished the season second in kills (234), kills per set (2.46), and blocks (72)… Finished in the top ten in the Sun Belt with .98 blocks per set in conference play… Posted double-digit kills in 10 matches, including a season high 18 on August 25 in a win at Mississippi State… Had four matches recording double-digit digs and two double-doubles… Posted a career high 17 digs on August 25 in just four sets of play…Blocked at least five attempts in five matches, including a career high nine blocks on October 13.


Played in all 29 matches and made 21 starts in her sophomore campaign… Saw action in 114 of the Panther’s 117 sets… Finished second on the team in kills (256) and kills per set (2.25)… Added 39 blocks… Totaled double digit kills in 12 matches including a career high 20 kills in a September 1st win against Charleston Southern… Notched 19 kills and a career high six blocks on September 1st against Austin Peay… Had a stretch of four straight matches with double digit kills from August 26th-September 1st… Accounted for 276.5 points.


Played in 21 matches and 63 sets ... Led all freshmen in starts with seven ... Averaged over a kill per set and totaled 75 kills on the season ... Recorded 28 digs and 19 total blocks including 17 block assists ... Contributed a season-high 12 kills versus Georgia Southern on Nov. 10 ... Notched at least five kills on four occasions ... Had a season-high three block assists in the Sun Belt Tournament opener versus Arkansas State on Nov. 18.


Four-year letterwinner at James Madison Memorial … Played under coach Karyn Jordahl-Burcum … Was an all-state honorable mention, first team all-conference and Team MVP in 2015 … As a sophomore, earned second team all-conference honors … Earned first team all-conference as a junior … In her senior season, led team in kills with 309 … Played club volleyball for CVA Madison … Received second team all conference honors in basketball … Placed 17th at State for the high jump … As a junior, named second team all-conference while playing soccer … As a student, earned honor roll and was an active member of the Link Crew and Spartan Leaders.


Full name is Sydney Madison Stroud … Born on April 5, 1998 in Burnsville, Minn. … Parents are Darrell and Annie … Father is a banker and mother works in human resources … Has a sister named Danielle ... Relative Derrick Llard played football at Louisville. 

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